Phare’s newest song ‘Safer Place’ features fellow Kildare man Adultrock (and Lumo boy Gavin Elsted) on vocals. The track has a John Talabot-esque dynamic in its pacing and subtle dancefloor construction. Get the track on Bandcamp. Catch Phare live at Celtronic on July 1st in Derry and Castlepalooza in August. Check out the recent 045… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2017

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Check out this new 12 track compilation from a new Irish label dealing in ambient and electronic music. The compilation features tracks from six Irish artists including Oli, Moses, Baron Samedi, Fes and Oíche Déanach Guy Ólta. Tóg do chroí briste, a dhéanamh ealaín! Take your broken heart, make art! The comp is on Bandcamp… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2017

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Limerick musician Rory Hall aka Proper Micro NV played his debut live set at Homebeat and Nialler9’s inaugural Future Proof gig series earlier this year. He’s now playing the Wonderlust stage on Saturday June 24th at Body&Soul Festival this month. I’ve been featuring his music for a while. In advance of that set, the 22… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2017

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Ernest Greene’s Washed Out project began by taking samples of minor ’80s hits from VIP Connection, Change and Gary Low on his 2009 debut EP Life Of Leisure and making balmy synth-pop. It birthed the chillwave sound. It was also never matched. His music grew increasingly layered and less urgent. Today, Greene returned with his… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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George Feely is a 24 year-old Dublin DJ who can be found as a resident at Opium Rooms and Hangar, and South William. He’s recently supported Gui Boratto, Boddika, Leftfield, Orbital, Route 94, and Simian Mobile Disco. He’s been sharing edits of tunes from the likes of Sylvester and Thelma Huston along with originals on… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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Caribou’s Dan Snaith returns to his Daphni side-project with a Fabriclive mix on July 21st that will feature 23 original and unreleased Daphni tracks along with 4 edits. ‘Face To Face’ is a low-slung percussive groover that dropped today as part of the mix (it’s on Bandcamp) and the tracklist and details are below. It’s… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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The Newbridge, Kildare duo of Rob Smyth and Gary O’Reilly aka Mix & Fairbanks are following up their first collection of DJ edits, their whopper original debut and their extended Le Boom remix with another collection of Made & Played edits that they’ve been playing out of late in their DJ sets. Check out the… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

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Elaine’s Mai’s first EP in three years, The Colour of the Night is being described by its author as “a cathartic piece of work which centres around the common human experiences of grief and hope.” Elaine says: ‘This EP is a snapshot of the last few years for me and each song reflects a different… Read more »

Posted on May 19th, 2017

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First it was the Twin Peaks theme tune that Flying Lotus tackled (to coincide with the show’s return this week – mixed feelings abound) Now, Queen? Stephen Ellison looks to be turning back his attention to music once more after finishing his full-length film Kuso (which looks bizarre). ‘Night Grows Pale’ which samples a pitched-down… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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Last week wasan eventful one for Hundred Waters. Not only did they put on the FORM Arcosanti festival in the desert of Arizona where Solange, James Blake and Father John Misty played, but they released a surprise 5-track EP of music to follow ‘Particle’, the dreamy electronic pop song they put out the week before…. Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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From Night To Night, the debut full-length album from David Kitt’s New Jackson project arrives on All City officially tomorrow. The 11 songs featured here were created very much at home in Dublin. Specifically Kitt’s bedroom, overlooking Dublin bay in the small hours of the morning. These analogue night-time constructions have a graceful intimacy to… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2017

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Kilnamana are new Berlin-based consisting of Enda and Miguel. The band are named after the town of Kilnamanagh near Tallaght where Enda went to primary school and where Miguel learned Spanish. The duo have a full debut album called Paradise Suicide this Friday but they’ve announced themselves with a video for the last song on… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2017

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I’m a big fan of 12″ extended remixes – the kind that were prevalent in the eighties and that most of the great pop songs of the era have. Think of extended versions made for the dancefloor of Madonna’s ‘Into The Groove’, Inner City’s ‘Good Life’ or Womack & Womack ‘Teardrops’. Kildare duo Mix &… Read more »

Posted on May 9th, 2017

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David Kitt’s New Jackson project drops his album From Night To Night officially this Friday on All City and he’s shared another taster from the album “a ten-minute plus modular and SP 1200 workout and sci fi hyperballad with a spiritual nod to DJ Shadow’s mid-90s masterpiece. Hear ‘Anya’s Piano’ also from the record. Preorder:… Read more »

Posted on May 8th, 2017

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Long-standing Dutch electronic producer David Douglas pops up on these parts every now and again with new music. His latest album Spectators of the Universe arrived in March on Atomnation and continues is forays into electronic synth, funk bass and deep disco rhythms. ‘C’est La Vie’ is an album cut with a vintage arpeggio feel…. Read more »

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

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